May 19, 2019

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A golf tournament for the fun of it

This year’s tournament, May 31, will allow golfers the option of playing either 9 or 18 holes, with tee off times in both the morning and afternoon. There will be prizes for winning scores, as well as an impressive array of raffle items donated by local businesses. […]

Clark Hollow Ramblings

Clark Hollow Ramblings: A call to arms

There are people among us who want to “fix” this county. In many cases, their improvements will chip away at all we have been blessed with here in Rappahannock, and what so many generations have worked to secure. […]


Thank you Lillian, Marilyn, et al.

Now, thanks to Lillian, Loux writes back from Richmond: “We will be happy to change the title of the marker to Washington Graded School. I will place the order for the marker tomorrow, and it should be delivered to VDOT toward the end of June.” […]

Letters to the Editor

Prefers a tree tower

I’d like to register my opposition to the cell tower proposal in the Woodville/Sperryville corridor. Along with Massies Corner there is no more sensitive view shed in our county. A fake tree at the edge of the woods would be far more preferable but I’d bet CWS is all about profits and less than sensitive to our scenic vistas. […]


‘We need more supply’

Rappahannock has successfully, in the last 30 years, with the 25-acre minimum, eliminated the possibility for most middle class families to locate in the county. They can afford the 3-4 bedroom home, but not the 25 acres to put it on. Plus, does everybody need or want 25 acres? […]

Letters to the Editor

Henhouse antics 

What do chickens and Rappahannock’s Board of Supervisors have in common? They both lay eggs! The major difference is that the Board lays its eggs in full public view. […]


Annual mountain greeting

“Looky what’s popping in the mountains right now,” writes Jimmie DeBergh of Harris Hollow, referring of course to these beautiful Pink Lady’s Slippers. “Since first discovering them years ago, I now have seven that greet me around the 10th [of May] every year. […]

School/Education News

Paul Larner quells storm enveloping Wakefield Country Day

Days before the school’s prior board of trustees had sent a surprising two-page letter to the WCDS community stating that unless a tremendous amount of money could be raised in a few weeks’ time the school would likely have to shut its doors at the close of this academic year. To say everyone was caught off guard is an understatement. […]


Rappahannock runway

More than 50 Rappahannock ladies enjoyed a fabulous fashion show at Washington’s Quievremont Winery, courtesy of Charlotte’s Clothing Store of Culpeper. The models were all from the Ladies Lunch Bunch, a group in excess of 300 and growing — farmers, stay-at-home moms, shopkeepers, retirees, women of all backgrounds. […]

Washington Column

Washington column for May 16

RappU provided an amazing beginning to Nurse’s Week (May 6-12), when they hosted their Open House where they held a pinning ceremony for its past students of the medical workforce training programs; and Gay Street Gallery’s new exhibition opens on Saturday, June 8. Beverages and refreshments will be served during the reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. […]


Turtle time in Rappahannock

At this time of year, female turtles are on the move to locate suitable sites for laying their eggs. As a result, they often approach and try to cross roads, putting them in great danger of being hit by vehicles. One of the saddest consequences of a female turtle being killed is the lasting effect it can have on the future population of turtles in our area. […]

School/Education News

School news for May 16

Six players from the RCHS Scholastic Bowl team recently competed in the Small Schools National Competition Tournament held in Chicago; the Rappahannock Lions Club recently awarded seven $1000 scholarship grants to graduating Rappahannock High School seniors; The WCDS Middle School Choir, Class A placed second at Music in the Parks. […]

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Local Events This Week

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  • Piano Recital

    May 19, 2019  5:00 am - 8:00 am
    663 Castleton View Rd, Castleton, VA 22716, USA
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  • Unitarian Universalists services

    May 19, 2019  10:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Hearthstone School, 11576 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740, USA
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  • "Forgotten Patriots"

    May 19, 2019  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    485 Gay St, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • 149th Anniversary Service

    May 19, 2019  11:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Bethel Baptist Church, 705 View Town Rd, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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  • Blue Ridge Chorale Spring Concert

    May 19, 2019  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S West St, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA
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  • Blue Ridge Ukulele Circle

    May 21, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Rappahannock County Library, 4 Library Road, Washington, VA 22747, USA
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  • Social Networking

    May 21, 2019  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Magnolia Vineyards, 200 View Town Rd, Amissville, VA 20106, USA
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